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#1 Old 10-18-2012, 12:11 PM
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Bumpy Ride on R/T Road & Track - anyone?

Hi all,

It's been a month since i got my 2012 Charger R/T Road & Track.

The car was delivered with two problems:

The small plastic behind steering wheel was missing and the dealer fixed it at first 5k service.

The power pedal adjustment was not working and the service centre is still unable to find out the exact reason.I've taken the car twice to them,once they changed the switch but still its not working.They have ordered some component (brake sensor or something) now and will try changing that next.

I feel the ride is very bumpy.I can practically feel every unevenness on the road,unlike the Accord which used to filter out most road imperfections.The dealer told me that the ride is a bit stiff for the R/T Road and Track model.Is it so?Is the drive smoother on the V6 models?

Above all,can anything can be done about it?

It has been a fantastic drive as far as the power and looks go and i am totally happy with the car otherwise.

Thank you all...
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#2 Old 10-18-2012, 12:28 PM
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Yes the ride is MUCH harsher on the RT. That's one of the reasons I bought the SXT instead of the RT. I drive like a little old man, so I don't utilize the full potential of the V8. As a result ride comfort and cost had more to do with my decision than power when upgrading to a '12. Our "touring suspension" on the V6 rides smooth as silk. I ride down a rough road and don't feel a thing. My car is quiet, and smooth. Unlike the V8 patrol car which is loud, aggressive and rough. The RT feels like a performance machine meant to run hard every chance it gets, whereas the SXT feels more comfortable like a road trip car. Also if I understand it correctly the R&T suspension is even stiffer than the regular RT suspension so it's going to be even more noticeable of a change over the V6. The low profile tires, and stiff suspension will give you a better feel for the road, but they come at the cost of comfort.


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R&T suspension is supposed to be a stiff ride, some like it some dont. I prefer being able to take turns hard and fast over a cloud to ride in.

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I had noticed the difference between the ride on the SXT for 2010, and my new 2010 R/T, with road and track performance package, Different kind of ride with a bit more feel to the road. Stiffer suspension will do that..

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I like the stiff ride on my Road & Track. Not squishy like a honda accord.

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Yea my Mopar11 is tight as a drum but I like it. I don't live in a pothole riddled state either, that could have a bearing on ones perception.

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PROBLEM SOLVED !

Took the car for tyre air filling(for the first time since i got the car) and was shocked to find it filled to 42psi on all 4 wheels.

Let out the air to 32psi and the bumpy ride is gone now.

Thank u all for the replies.
I was really depressed with the extremely harsh ride...it was unbearable...but its ok now.
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PROBLEM SOLVED !

Took the car for tyre air filling(for the first time since i got the car) and was shocked to find it filled to 42psi on all 4 wheels.

Let out the air to 32psi and the bumpy ride is gone now.

Thank u all for the replies.
I was really depressed with the extremely harsh ride...it was unbearable...but its ok now.
All of the vehicles are shipped now with 42+ lbs of air in the tires to prevent flat spotting on the lot and during transport.

The dealer is supposed to adjust the air pressures as part of the pre-delivery inspection.

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I think I would be used to the stiff springs. My car has really stiff springs... I can still feel every crack in the road. I must say though, it was a worlds difference when I rode in a 2012 Taurus... that thing was a cloud. Tighter suspension can allow you to corner better with less roll—at the cost of a more comfortable ride.
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#10 Old 11-12-2012, 04:49 AM
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All of the vehicles are shipped now with 42+ lbs of air in the tires to prevent flat spotting on the lot and during transport.

The dealer is supposed to adjust the air pressures as part of the pre-delivery inspection.
Yes...thx 4 the info.I've lodged a complaint with the dealer regarding the same.

About the suspension,the ride is better now but still bumpy.

Is is possible to replace the suspension with something which gives a smoother ride?

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